Class of 2021 Thesis Projects

Zoe Dhamma Bell    The Effect of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism rs53576 on the Presence of Autism-Spectrum Disorder Traits in Primary-School Aged Children

Dorothy Genise Castelly     HIV and Aging: Perspectives of Older People with HIV on their Daily Lives, Social Support, and Feelings of Isolation

Emily Therese Condlin     Multiplexed Lineage Tracing for High-Dimensional Single-Cell  Analysis of Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation Gene Control in Atherosclerotic Plaques

Gabrielle Anna Grob     Characterizing the Digital Divide in the Latinx Community of Central Virginia

Wafa Qayyum Khan    Using Shock Stimulus to Study the Effect of Depression on Empathy 

James McHugh Martin    Pharmacological Modulation of the Atherosclerotic Fibrous Cap Glucocorticoid Receptor Manipulation

Justin Forest May    An Exploration of the Impact of Social Welfare Spending on Population Health among OECD Countries

Kathryn Elizabeth McGonagle    The Translational Efficacy of Adjuvant Treatment Options Targeting Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Emily Alyn Noonan    The Function of Vangl1 and Vangl2 in Adhesion Junctions During Mouse Neural Tube Morphogenesis

Lea Magno Paragas    A Novel First-in Class Common Chain Cytokine in Combination with Immune Checkpoint Blockade for Improved Immunotherapy of Lung Cancer

John Patrick Ryan    The Feasibility of Medical Unmanned Aerial Systems in the Charlottesville-Albemarle County Area

Thomas Michael Stewart    Mechanisms of Cellular Longevity Regulation by GCN5 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Tuyet-Minh Tran    Exploring a Role for Lipid Droplets in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Tumor Dormancy

Margaret Drew Van Cleve    Investigating the Microstructural Changes in the Murine Kidney After Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury Induced by Nephrotoxic Medications